Shall We Dance

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Based on the Japanese movie by the same name, Shall We Dance is a romantic comedy that suggests you should follow your heart and do what ever makes you happy. John Clark (Richard Gere) is an over-worked lawyer who passes a dance studio on his way home from work. He always sees a beautiful woman named Paulina (Jennifer Lopez) staring out the window. Wanting to get to know her a little better he goes inside and signs up for ballroom dancing classes. Sounds like a good reason to take up dance to me. He hides the fact that he’s taking dance lessons from his wife Beverly (Susan Sarandon) who figures something’s going on and thinks he’s having an affair. John realizes he has found an escape from his boring life, finds out he likes to dance and signs up for a dance contest. (Hey! Do I see John Travolta in a leisure suit?) With John spending even more time away from home, Beverly hires a detective to spy on him and even making his life more complicated. This is a feel good movie with lots of energy, humor and a superb performance by Geer. Lopez wasn’t too bad either, but that could be attributed to her limited dialogue. (Thank goodness). Both men and women will enjoy this film and it will make a great date movie. I tried to take a date but my wife wouldn’t let me. This is a definite crowd pleaser and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

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